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November 26, 2014

Illinois Parent Group Pushes State to Delay Common-Core Testing

Parents are signing a petition asking state education leaders to seek a federal waiver delaying tests developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.

November 21, 2014

Parent-Trigger Process in Early Stages at California School

Advocates of the state's parent-trigger law are rallying support behind a group of Anaheim, Calif., parents seeking to convert its underperforming school into a charter.

November 21, 2014

Report Finds More States Collecting Data to Inform Educators, Parents

States must shift from a compliance-driven approach to a "customer service" based system when sharing student education data with parents, students and educators.

November 20, 2014

Study Says That Texting Reading Tips to Parents Improves Students' Literacy Skills

Preschoolers whose parents received text messages offering reading tips showed literacy gains, according to a study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research this month.

November 16, 2014

Learning the Parent-Teacher-Conference Dance: Study Finds Steps to Avoid Conflict

Teachers and parents trade the lead in praise and criticism in conferences, finds a new study.

November 14, 2014

Los Angeles Interim Superintendent Clears Way For Use of Parent-Trigger Law

Los Angeles Unified School District parents will be able to use California's parent-trigger law to improve their children's failing schools, new interim superintendent says.

November 14, 2014

Walton Family Foundation Funds Parent-Engagement Efforts in New Orleans

A $1.2 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation will help the Urban League of Greater New Orleans' increase its parent outreach efforts.

November 07, 2014

Fordham Institute to Host Discussion Aimed at Empowering Parents

Arming parents with accurate information about their school choice options will be the focus of a panel discussion hosted by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

November 07, 2014

Florida Parent Protest Leads Local District to Require Recess

Recess returns to elementary schools in Lake County, Fla., after parents protest the lack of unstructured playtime for their children.

October 22, 2014

Protestors Criticize New York District's Parent-Engagement Efforts

After a few troubling incidents involving parents, a local group wants the Rochester City School District to revisit its family-outreach efforts.

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